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Beautifully illustrated, Collectible Beads meticulously explores and documents the rise and development of a unique passion. The authoritative bead resource takes you on a rich and exciting journey of discovery, charting the worldwide phenomenon of ancient, ethnographic and contemporary beads as collectibles. In celebrating the first and most universal form of personal adornment, Ornament Coeditor Robert K. Liu expertly details the history of beads as a revealing and inspiring symbol of humanity’s cultural and spiritual aspirations.


256 pages in full color, with 310 photographs, 9 x 11.5 inches. Glossary. Organizations. References and Bibliography. Index. Cloth hardcover, with laminated dust jacket, and plastic-wrapped for protection. Complete Satisfaction Guaranteed.

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Our upcoming issue 37.2 contains

Sylvia Gottwald

JAR at the Metropolitan

Smithsonian Craft Show 2014

FRANK H. MCCLUNG MUSEUM hosts “Splendid Treasures of the Turkomen Tribes from Central Asia” through May 12, 2013. Elaborate silver and gilt jewelry, as well as carpets and textiles from the Turkomen tribes of Iran, Afghanistan, and Turkmenistan are the focus of this exhibit.
THE FASHION MUSEUM IN BATH celebrates its fiftieth anniversary with “Fifty Fabulous Frocks,” from February 2 through 2013. Drawing from the Museum’s collection, the exhibition includes a gold-embroidered Georgian court dress, an 1870s gauze-bustle day dress, a jersey evening dress by Ossie Clark, and a classic Chanel suit. Westwood, Queen of Punk. Bath Assembly Rooms, Bennett Street, Bath, BA1 2QH, Great Britain; 44.0.1225.477789;

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